|Tom Brady’s jersey is still missing||02.06.17 at 11:28 am ET|
HOUSTON — Tom Brady suspects that someone may have stolen his game jersey after Sunday’s Super Bowl win.
The quarterback explained what happened on Monday morning at his MVP press conference.
“I put it in my bag and I came out and it wasn’t there anymore,” Brady explained Monday morning. “It’s unfortunate, because that’s a nice piece of memorabilia. If it shows up on eBay or something, somebody let me know. I’ll try to track that down.”
Brady was asked if he was planning on giving the jersey to his mother, who has had health issues for the last year or so but was at the game on Sunday night.
“Those are pretty special ones to keep. But what can you do?” he added. “I’ll take the ring. That’s good enough for me.”
Speaking of his mother, Brady reflected on what it meant to have her at Sunday’s contest.
“It was great. It was great. She’s been through a lot. Way harder than what I went through last night,” Brady said. “My Dad has been there every step of the way. They set such great examples for me. All families go through challenging times personally. But she has a lot of support and a lot of love.
“I was just happy last night to be able to celebrate with her. She hadn’t been to a game all year. It was a hell of a game for her to be at. It was really great.”
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HOUSTON — It was a great night for Tom Brady as he led the Patriots from 25 points down to beat the Falcons, 34-28 in Super Bowl LI.
It was extra special for Brady with his whole family in attendance, including his mom. The quarterback posted a picture to Instagram Monday morning of his three kids and wife Gisele Bundchen with the caption: My everything.
|Bill Belichick calls it ‘insulting’ for people to think Tom Brady worked harder this year than any other year||at 10:55 am ET|
HOUSTON — One of the narratives some have brought up with Tom Brady this year is he’s worked harder than ever before because of his four-game suspension for Deflategate.
Speaking at his press conference the morning after the Super Bowl win, Bill Belichick appeared to want to clear the air and note Brady has worked just as hard this year than any other year in the past.
He added Brady gives “blood, sweat and tears” for the Patriots organization.
“I think with all due respect, it would be inappropriate to suggest that in Tom’s career he’s been anything other than a great teammate, a great worker and has given us every single ounce of effort, blood, sweat and tears that he has in him,” Belichick said. “I don’t want to insinuate that this year was somehow different, that this year he competed harder, or did anything to a higher degree than he has in the past.
“I think that is insulting to the tremendous effort and leadership and competitiveness that he’s shown for the 17 years that I have coached him. He’s been like that every year, every day, every week, every practice. I don’t care if it is May, August, or January, Tom Brady gives us his best every time he steps on to the field.”
Brady led the team back from a 25-point deficit in Super Bowl LI in their 34-28 win over the Falcons where he took home his third Super Bowl MVP award.
|Roger Goodell praises Tom Brady, calls Patriots QB ‘maybe one of the greatest players of all time’||at 10:49 am ET|
HOUSTON — There was no throwdown between Roger Goodell and Tom Brady at the Super Bowl MVP press conference on Monday morning.
The two, who were locked in a legal battle over Deflategate for an extended period of time, came face-to-face less than 12 hours after Brady and the Patriots beat the Falcons in the Super Bowl Sunday night for the traditional day-after press conference.
“His legacy is not just a great Super Bowl performer, but maybe one of the greatest players of all time,” Goodell said of Brady.
When it came to coach Bill Belichick, Goodell was similarly effusive in his praise.
“His success in five Super Bowls, [cements] his legacy as perhaps the best coach of all time,” said the commissioner.
“A great honor for us — for me personality — to have both of these guys here this morning,” he added, before calling Brady to the podium to receive the Super Bowl MVP trophy.
“Tom, come on up,” Goodell said with a smile. “Get your trophy.”
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HOUSTON — Even a game for the ages and a place atop the NFL mountain couldn’t break the stoic and business-like demeanor of Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.
His team had just recorded the biggest comeback victory in the first overtime in Super Bowl history, 34-28, over the Falcons and Belichick took the podium minutes after Tom Brady and was calm, cool and collected as always.
With the win, Belichick became the first coach with five Super Bowl titles, passing Chuck Noll. Does this make the Patriots the greatest team in the modern era?
“No I don’t get into that,” Belichick said. “Rank them wherever.”
But what came through loud and clear was his appreciation of his players who didn’t quit down, 28-3, with eight minutes left in the third quarter.
“The most important thing tonight is the team win,” Belichick said. “I am happy for our team, our players and our organization. Everybody worked so hard for this. The only reason I am here is because of what our players did, what our assistant coaches and coordinators did, but Chuck Knoll is a tremendous coach. A tremendous legacy. I coached against Chuck in his final game. I always admired Chuck and his style. The way his teams played. It is an honor to even be mentioned in the same sentence with Chuck Knoll. Tonight is really about our team. It is not about some record or something like that. It is about what our team accomplished. They deserve to be champions. They earned it tonight.”
Belichick was actually asked if he might consider retiring and leave the game on top.
“Right now, I am thinking about enjoying tonight and this game that we won,” Belichick said.
The Patriots were getting manhandled in the first half. After Robert Alford returned an interception 82 yards for an interception, the Patriots were down, 21-0. They trailed, 21-3 at the half. What did Belichick tell his team?
“What did I tell the guys at halftime? Same thing we told them in the first quarter and the second quarter,” Belichick answered. “Just kept coaching and just kept trying to get better. Find ways to do things that were a little bit more productive.”
HOUSTON — This win was extra special for Tom Brady.
With everything that has taken place over the last 18 months with his mom’s illness, Sunday’s game meant so much more because his whole family, including his mom, were in attendance.
After the win, Brady posted a picture to social media with the caption: It takes a team. And so much love. #NeverStopBelieving
HOUSTON — Maybe Tom Brady knew the Patriots were going to win the Super Bowl before everyone else.
In the moments after the Patriots beat the Falcons to win Super Bowl LI, an ad for Shields MRI aired in which Brady has five Super Bowl rings and also takes a slight dig at commissioner Roger Goodell.
Called for his appointment, the quarterback stands and is told he needs to remove all his jewelry. He takes four Super Bowl rings off before revealing another from his pocket.
“I forgot this one,” Brady says. “It’s kind of new.”
“We’re going to have to get you a bigger locker,” the employee says.
Brady replies: “Roger that.”
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